An authentic baroque creation.
by the formal organisation of 17 th and 18 th-century, this
event takes a critical look at the origins of the carrousel: the training
of elite troops and war. The only aim of these huge and wonderful carrousels
was to impress crowds with the most sophisticated war and cavalry techniques.
These were presented in a considerably mitigated form and the only aim
of the carrousel was to present beautiful parades and sophisticated exercises
according to purely aesthetic principles. Nevertheless, the violent background
of the spectacle would always remain present.
from this historical background, through the carrousel of the Sablon,
the authors started their adventurous quest for a peaceful Europe as illustrated
by the Grand Carrousel. Taking their inspiration from ancient mythological
legends and the symbolic meaning they carry, they broadened Europe’s destiny
so as to include that of other mortals abducted by Zeus (Jupiter), each
of whom represents an avatar of this mortal so beloved by the ruler of
Olympus, that "favourable rock", welcoming land, cradle of our
The Grand Carrousel will offer a prologue in song and dance, an athletic part featuring haute école exercises and jousts, as well as a grandiose episode where horses, chariots, singers and dancers will unite in a veritable equestrian opera containing a dramatic plot plot, a dénouement and an apotheosis.